February 22, 2018
Organizational meeting
March 1, 2018
Guangqu Zheng,
Some basic Gaussian inequalities
Abstract : :In this talk, I will begin with Thomas Royen’s simple proof of the long-standing Gaussian correlation conjecture, which lies in the intersection of convex geometry and probability.
If time permits, I will mention another conjecture in the Gaussian world, the Gaussian (moment) product conjecture, and some recent progress.
March 8, 2018
Mariagiulia De Maria,
Congruent Numbers
Abstract : In this talk, I will talk about congruent numbers. After giving their definition and a brief historical introduction, I will explain various formulation of the problem. At the end, I will explain the correlation between the congruent numbers problem and the weak Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture on elliptic curves.
This semester the seminar is replaced by a week-end during which the Phd-students presented their research areas. The presentation where assessed by Christian Döbler and James Thompson.
The titles and abstracts of the talks can be downloaded here
The slides of some of the talks are avalaible below.
Jimmy Devillet, On quasitrivial symmetric nondreasing associative operations
Jill Ecker, Low-Dimensional Cohomology of the Witt and the Virasoro Algebra
Filippo Mazzoli, Classical applications of the H-Cobordism Theorem
Luca Notarnicola, The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves
Massimo Notarnicola, Introduction to random variables and an example of random walk